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Humbleness

I believe to be humble and show grace is not easy for the human race. We are all sinners and as sinners we are much more likely to act:

Prideful

Opinionated

Egotistic

Judgmental

Envious

Fault Finding

Arrogant

Disdainful

Haughty

Coveting

Greedy

Spiteful

Autocratic

Hard Headed

Vain

 I think you clearly get the idea!

 

As sinners it is NOT our natural talent or ability to be humble and to show grace. We believe being humble is probably impossible without some “outside help”. What type of “outside” help are we talking about? The outside help is God. We know of no other help that makes us humble and allows us to show grace. 

Reviewing my past poems, I was surprised to find several dealing with "humility" and on "being humble". My hope is reading these poems on humbleness will raise your personal consciousness of the "power of being humble".   

As you read the poems below, you will see duplication in my words. There is duplication because being humble and having grace are two of the most difficult feelings for Mankind. Hopefully, repetition will help us to become more humble and possess the ability to show grace to others.

A few questions to jump start a discussion on humbleness. 

1. Do you act normally humble and with grace? If not, why?

2. What is the main reason most people have trouble being humble? Could it be a feeling of pride?  Or, maybe being hard headed? 

3. Set a personal one week goal to be more humble and shoe more grace. Write down your efforts. How did you do?

 

NOTE: We offer a Short Bible Study, "Humbleness" to help you work through questions you might have. (CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THAT STUDY) 


What does it mean to Be Humble?

 

To me, it means to “Take up the Towel”

 We take up the towel to serve others

We take up the towel to wash other’s feet

 

 Washing feet humbles us,

Helping us to get down on our knees to serve

Down on our knees to Pray

Down on our knees to receive His Blessings

 

For me, being on my knees helps in being Humble

Humbleness is not a normal human feeling

I believe only God can help us be Humble

 

Durango, CO FUMC 11/15/15


  Humility Humility is tough Humility is very, very difficult Humility is almost impossible for Mankind   Why? Because, humility is not a normal human feeling Humility does not exist in the natural world A natural world where; Survival is paramount Existence not necessarily assured Self-preservation inherently exists in each of us Pride, greed and power are more normal natural feelings   How can humility ever enter the picture? Impossible, without belief in a higher power A belief there is a God, a belief Jesus is our Savior   Why is this so? Because, Jesus is the only one who taught us; The power of humility The essence of humbleness   Letting go to God and putting Him in control Humbleness comes from the almightiness of God  Who Loves usand who gave up his Son for us   Anyone who realizes this and accepts Jesus as his Savior, has the potential to be humble It takes letting go as a human being and accepting Christ That’s it. Pretty simple I know of no other way to be humble 10/01/14. On a plan Athens to London

 

Humility

Humility is tough

Humility is very, very difficult

Humility is almost impossible for Mankind

 

Why?

Because, humility is not a normal human feeling

Humility does not exist in the natural world

A natural world where;

Survival is paramount

Existence not necessarily assured

Self-preservation inherently exists in each of us

Pride, greed and power are more normal natural feelings

 

How can humility ever enter the picture?

Impossible, without belief in a higher power

A belief there is a God, a belief Jesus is our Savior

 

Why is this so?

Because, Jesus is the only one who taught us;

The power of humility

The essence of humbleness

 

Letting go to God and putting Him in control

Humbleness comes from the almightiness of God

 Who Loves usand who gave up his Son for us

 

Anyone who realizes this and accepts Jesus as his Savior,

has the potential to be humble

It takes letting go as a human being and accepting Christ

That’s it. Pretty simple

I know of no other way to be humble

10/01/14. On a plan Athens to London

A Different “Kind of Kingdom”

 

Earthly Kingdoms use power for control

Power to persuade

Power to convince

Power to Govern

 

Power is the opposite of humbleness

Which would YOU rather have?

Power or to be humble?

 

Which is more powerful?

I believe humbleness is more powerful

Jesus was humble

 

His power of humbleness changed the world

 

Durango, CO FUMC 11/15/15


Humbleness

I think humbleness or to be humble is the

toughest human trait or feeling

 

Being humble is such a powerful of enlightenment

The power of humbleness is in its subtleness,

non boisterous and non-aggressive attitude

Compared to being humble it is easier to be;

 Aggressive

Mean

Neutral

Opinionated

Arrogant

 

Why is this so?

Because, to be humble is to be more like Jesus Christ

The humbleness of Jesus portrayed great power and peace

Being humble means having anti-human natural feelings

 

I think it is impossible to act humble unless,

 Jesus is fully entrenched in your heart and soul

 

Natural humans or mankind do not naturally act humble

Humbleness comes from the Power of God in our hearts

Through Him, we have the means to be humble

Humbleness means to be like Jesus

Definitely not easy for all of us “natural sinners”

10/25/06. Bend, OR Westside Church